ARTS 297 - Special Topics in Studio Art
Credits: 1 or 3
Prerequisite: ARTS 111 or instructor consent. In various years the topics and media change, given the interest of the faculty and presence of visiting artists. May be repeated when topics are different. Lab fee required.
Winter 2018, ARTS 297-01: Eco Art (3). Prerequisite: Instructor consent. Eco art treads on the uncharted territory that lies between contemporary art practices and environmental activism, thus redefining cultural norms about the objectives and potential instrumental values of contemporary art. Eco artists replace conventional art-store supplies with living plants and microbes, mud and feathers, electronic transmissions and digital imagery, temperature and wind. Alongside supplemental activities such as readings, films, and discussions, students in this sculpture course learn about energy, waste, climate change, technology, sustainability, etc., as well as about creative ecological processes and the relationships between materials, tools, and ecosystems. (HA) Tamir.
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